Retail sales in Brazil shrank 6.1% month-over-month in December of 2020, following a 0.1% fall in November and much worse than market forecasts of a 0.5% decline. It is the biggest decline since a record 16.6% slump in April, mainly due to lower sales of articles for personal and domestic use (-13.8%); clothing and footwear (-13.3%); office, computer, communication equipment and material (-6.8%); furniture and household appliances (-3.7%); books, newspapers, magazines and stationery (-2.7%); pharmaceutical, medical, orthopedic, perfumery and cosmetic articles (-1.6%); fuels and lubricants (-1.5%); and food products, beverages and tobacco (-0.3%). Year-on-year, retail sales increased 1.2%, rising for the 7th consecutive month. Considering full 2020, retail sales grew 1.2%, below 1.8% in 2019. source: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE)

Retail Sales MoM in Brazil averaged 0.28 percent from 2000 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 12 percent in May of 2020 and a record low of -16.60 percent in April of 2020. This page provides - Brazil Retail Sales MoM - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Brazil Retail Sales MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2021.

Retail Sales MoM in Brazil is expected to be 0.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales MoM in Brazil to stand at 0.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 1.10 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Brazil Retail Sales MoM

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-6.10 -0.10 12.00 -16.60 2000 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-11 12:00 PM Sep 0.6% 2.5% 1.3% 1.7%
2020-12-10 12:00 PM Oct 0.9% 0.5% -0.2% -0.4%
2021-01-15 12:00 PM Nov -0.1% 0.8% 0.4% 0.6%
2021-02-10 12:00 PM Dec -6.1% -0.1% -0.5% -0.3%
2021-03-12 12:00 PM Jan -6.1% 0% -4.5%
2021-04-13 12:00 PM Feb
2021-05-07 12:00 PM Mar
2021-06-08 12:00 PM Apr


News Stream
Brazil Retail Sales Sink the Most in 8 Months
Retail sales in Brazil shrank 6.1% month-over-month in December of 2020, following a 0.1% fall in November and much worse than market forecasts of a 0.5% decline. It is the biggest decline since a record 16.6% slump in April, mainly due to lower sales of articles for personal and domestic use (-13.8%); clothing and footwear (-13.3%); office, computer, communication equipment and material (-6.8%); furniture and household appliances (-3.7%); books, newspapers, magazines and stationery (-2.7%); pharmaceutical, medical, orthopedic, perfumery and cosmetic articles (-1.6%); fuels and lubricants (-1.5%); and food products, beverages and tobacco (-0.3%). Year-on-year, retail sales increased 1.2%, rising for the 7th consecutive month. Considering full 2020, retail sales grew 1.2%, below 1.8% in 2019.
2021-02-10
Brazil Retail Sales Unexpectedly Drop
Retail sales in Brazil fell 0.1% month-over-month in November of 2020, after a downwardly revised 0.8% increase in the previous month and against market expectations of a 0.4% rise. It was the first decrease in retail activity in six months amid lower sales at hypermarkets, supermarkets, food products, beverages and tobacco (-2.2%); for fuels & lubricants (-0.4%); building materials (-0.8%) and furniture & household appliances (-0.1%). Year-on-year, retail sales increased by 3.4%, slowing from an upwardly revised 8.4% jump in the previous month and missing market expectations of a 4.9% gain.
2021-01-15
Brazil Retail Sales Rises For 6th Month
Retail sales in Brazil went up 0.9% month-over-month in October of 2020, following a downwardly revised 0.5% increase in September and beating market forecasts of a 0.2% fall. It is the 6th consecutive month of gains as consumers went back to shops following a sharp drop in March and April due to the coronavirus pandemic. Main increases were seen in sales of fabrics, clothing and footwear (6.6%); books, newspapers, magazines and stationery (6.6%); office, computer and communication equipment and supplies (3.7%); pharmaceutical, medical and orthopedic articles, perfumery and cosmetics (2.3%); fuels and lubricants (1.1%) and sales at hypermarkets, supermarkets, food products, beverages and tobacco (0.6%). Year-on-year, retail sales increased by 8.3%, the biggest gain since February of 2014.
2020-12-10
Brazil Retail Sales Below Forecasts
Brazil's retail sales rose 0.6 percent from a month earlier in September 2020, easing from a downwardly revised 2.5 percent growth in August and missing market expectations of 1.3 percent. There were increases in five of the eight activities surveyed: books, newspapers, magazines and stationery (8.9 percent); fuels and lubricants (3.1 percent); pharmaceutical, medical, orthopedic and perfumery articles (2.1 percent); office, computer and communication equipment and supplies (1.1 percent); and furniture and household appliances (1.0 percent).
2020-11-11

Brazil Retail Sales MoM
In Brazil, the Retail sales report provides an aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a specific time period. In Brazil, Retail sales are seasonal, volatile and relatively important to the overall economy.